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Senior Category Specialist-Logistics

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Bartlett
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Senior Category Specialist reports directly to the Indirect Category Manager and is responsible for supporting the Americas Procurement function for a multi-plant network. This position will manage the costs and performance of Trivium’s logistics network, ensuring that warehousing capabilities and freight capacity are secured in a way that optimizes the P&L and is strategically organized. The position will also be assigned various tactical projects to help the team meet certain objectives.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain cost controls on all company Logistics activities, specifically related to freight and warehousing
  • Supervise Logistics sourcing events and contract reviews to achieve optimal pricing and terms
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to gather accurate and relevant data to support company initiatives and further develop monthly reporting to leadership
  • Create processes and tools to foster communication between Logistics, Operations, and Sales departments
  • Ensure personnel adhere to category strategies and routing guidelines
  • Review freight and warehousing invoices to ensure pricing compliance


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Business preferred or related experience equivalent
  • Minimum of three to five years in freight and warehouse management and cost control
  • 3PL management and knowledge of domestic freight modes, contracts, and transportation processes
  • Proficient in both SAP and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Experience with warehouse management, sourcing, and contracts
  • Knowledge of PCS/UltraShip TMS software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and challenge the status quo when necessary
  • Own the procurement process and ensure effective collaboration between stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Understanding of policies and procedures which impact the procurement function


Work Environment:

This position will primarily work in an office environment and/or remote work from home, where sitting for prolong periods of time and using a computer, telephone and other office electronics are critical.


Who We Are:

Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide and employs close to 8,000 people. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care and premium beverages.


At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive, and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.



Trivium Packaging is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Keywords: Trivium Packaging, Bartlett , Senior Category Specialist-Logistics, Other , Bartlett, Illinois

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